Strength of Acids/Bases

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AsthaPatel4B
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Strength of Acids/Bases

Postby AsthaPatel4B » Sat Dec 03, 2016 1:52 am

Can somebody explain to me the relationship between the strength of a base or acid and the Ka/Kb and PKa/PKb? I know that the smaller the PKb of a base, the stronger the base.

Emerald Ellspermann 1K
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Re: Strength of Acids/Bases

Postby Emerald Ellspermann 1K » Sat Dec 03, 2016 8:50 am

The larger the kB, the more the compound will dissociate and form product since kB= [products]/ [reactants], therefore, the stronger the base. The larger the kA, the more the compound will dissociate and form product, therefore, the stronger the acid.


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